Gratitude—A Celebration of Life
By Catalyst Yogi/Haribhajan
“The purpose of life is to watch and experience living; to enjoy every minute of it. The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful—great and full; that you are alive, and you enjoy it.”
-Yogi Bhajan, KRI Website
The frequency of gratitude is really a celebration of life. For instance, a bird shows its gratitude by chirping, a dog by wagging its tail, and a bee by buzzing. If you notice, all of life on this planet Earth is forever celebrating life. We humans express our celebration of life through the frequency of our hearts.
It is easy to lose touch with this deep sense of gratitude since many of us have experienced so much loss these last few years. Many have lost friends, spouses, family members, jobs, money, home or health.
Dreams didn't work out as we expected and left us with a profound sense of emptiness. When the mind fixates only on the losses, it makes it impossible to reach this frequency of gratitude that lives deep within our own hearts.
It is crucial for us to grieve our losses but not live there. It is more important now than ever to send out gratitude—even to your losses, for they are now the story of your beautiful unfoldment in Spirit. This is about trusting that the Universe has removed everything that has been burying your greatness so that you can truly shine for the Aquarian Age.
Now more than ever, you are either “living your life” or “dying your life.” Trying to hang on to things, situations, and people that are disappearing is “dying your life.” Yes, we are immortal beings living in a mortal body but the one thing that most of us take for granted is time. Truly, our tiny little mortal lives on planet Earth add up to only a tiny drop of water in the ocean of human existence.
Celebrate your life by living with an open heart in all your interactions with others. Show your gratitude through your smiles and your laughter. Show your gratitude by appreciating those who are in your life right now. Look around at everything you do have in your life—I bet if you start taking an inventory, it is a treasure chest overflowing with blessings.
This life in the Aquarian Age is about experiencing all ranges of emotions, passions, joys, happiness, energy and love. Gratitude can be as simple as gazing up at the night sky and declaring, “I AM, I AM, I exist and am not separate from this mysterious and beautiful Universe.”
Make gratitude your sadhana. Make gratitude your daily prayer. Embrace gratitude as the new language you speak and you will experience the Universe responding through the infinite blessings showering down upon you. To take your place in the Unity of Life IS to live in a perpetual state of gratitude.
This blog article was inspired by the sounds of the chorus of crickets expressing their Gratitude recorded by Jim Wilson
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